Chairman of the NGO, Mr. Peter Onoriobe-Smith, at the rally, lamented that some youths had wrongly turned painkiller drugs such as Tramadol and Rophynol, to sources of sexual gratification for both boys and girls who involved in sex trade.
According to him, “We as a mission, have received daily reports and cases of people dying of excess intake of tramadol.”
He urged well-meaning individuals and organizations to join hands with the mission and government to rid the country of abuse of hard drugs among the youths through rallies, awareness in mass media and town hall meetings.
Smith also called on the National Assembly to fast-track the bill that would ban the sale and use of these drugs in the country.
Chairman of Ekiugbo Community Youths, Odjimogho Oghenekaro and some of the youths who spoke to newsmen, thanked Mr. Onoriobe and his mission and expressed their joy for the awareness campaign on excessive use of Tramadol and other drugs.